The spiritual science behind religious symbols and their subtle-effects


Author: Jayant Balaji Athavale, Rendy Ekarantio, Sean Clarke (Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay)
Speaker: Jayant Balaji Athavale, Rendy Ekarantio, Sean Clarke
Topic: Semiotics and semiology
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2019 General Session


Abstract

‘Religious or spiritual semiotics’ includes religious icons, symbols and indexes. They can be varied in form and can include the type of clothes a person wears, icons, images, sounds, etc. Basically, religious symbols are art forms and as such one of their primary functions is to aid devotees in connecting with or remembering the Divine. Accordingly, such symbols at a subtle-level should attract positive spiritual energy and repel negative energy. Yet, when measured objectively, do all religious symbols fulfil these criteria ? Further, do they emit positive subtle-vibrations of a higher level ?
The research team asked its members with advanced sixth sense to perceive the subtle-vibrations from religious symbols. Along with this the symbols were measured using modern aura and subtle-energy scanners.

The findings of this research helped to uncover some key principles which govern spiritual and religious symbols. Firstly, for any given symbol, there are specific subtle-vibrations associated with it. These vibrations can be classified as highly positive, positive or negative. It was found that some symbols are more positive than others. Apart from this, the research team identified other categories of spiritual attributes that can substantially affect the spiritual efficacy of a symbol. Secondly, once a spiritually positive symbol had been identified, the research team worked on improving it and had success in substantially increasing the positive vibrations emitted by the symbol. The more positive the symbol, the more positive is the subtle-effect on the person who interacts with it. Lastly, it was found that different symbols pertaining to the same Deity principle exhibited similar subtle-energy attributes. Such experiments help to show the spiritual similarity (of the subtle-energy attributes) between symbols with dissimilar shapes owing to their fundamental connection to the same Divine principle.

Devotees have faith in the sacred symbols of their religions. Faith is an important attribute of a devotee and provides momentum for his spiritual growth. However, if efforts are made to enhance the spiritual positivity of religious symbols, they will have an even greater positive effect on the devotee’s spiritual journey and spiritual well-being.

Keywords: Spiritual, Energy, Sixth sense, Aura, Religious symbols, Spiritual science, Spiritual research